No ICU beds in Kenyan Hospitals, they are all full, all occupied -KMPDU SG Chibanzi Mwachonda

Acting Secretary General/CEO Chibanzi Mwachonda photo
Acting Secretary General/CEO Chibanzi Mwachonda

 

The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) advises that there are no spaces left within Intensive Care Units (ICUs) across the country.


On Tuesday, Acting Secretary General/CEO Chibanzi Mwachonda requested citizens and the political leadership to follow all COVID-19 protocols to save healthcare workers.


“The rising numbers of COVID-19 infections have not forgiven healthcare workers. 10 doctors are currently admitted to various hospitals yet we are at a point where we need many doctors in the counties,” he said during a Press conference on Tuesday.


According to Dr Mwachonda, Kenya is the brick of third-wave pandemic and the union has heeded with concern the general state of carelessness in the specified measures in the country.


He restated that rising numbers of infections will lead to a high caseload and destroy the already strained healthcare system as evidenced by the lack of adequate ICU units and personnel to handle severe cases.


“The counties are the weakest link to the COVID-19 response,” he said, adding that the acute shortage of doctors across the country is disturbing to health services delivery amidst the pandemic.

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